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Chechen Ethics: Konakhallah
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 23:40 | One Comment
Chechen Ethics: Konakhallah

Chechen ethics has three levels:
1) Adamalla (humanity) – the system of universal human norms;
2) Nokhchalla (this word literally means “Chechen-ness”) – the system of particular Chechen norms;
3) Konakhalla (“konakh” means “noble man”, “konakhalla” is what …

Chechen Ethics
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 18:16 | One Comment
Chechen Ethics

The Chechen ethical system arranges moral values in three levels, each of them determined by various aspects of the personality.

The Hunter and The Nart
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 16:11 | No Comment
The Hunter and The Nart

A long time ago, there once lived a husband with his wife. Every morning the husband put his wife up against the door, put an egg on her head and shot it with his rifle. …

Timour (Fairy Tale)
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 18:21 | 2 Comments
Timour (Fairy Tale)

Once there was a man that suffered from a sore old back and bad eyesight. It was more than he could bear, so he thought.

Dialogues with Grandson
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 19:51 | No Comment
Dialogues with Grandson

The website, Teptar has published an interesting conversation between a 5-year old Chechen boy in exile, and his grandfather. We present you this conversation, both in Chechen and English.

“Let’s Dance Hero-City” by Zura Itsmeolord
Monday, 7 Feb, 2011 – 22:44 | No Comment
“Let’s Dance Hero-City” by Zura Itsmeolord

Invite me to dance, dear
Look into my eyes.
But … I see you noticed my premature gray hair, which knocked out from under a silk handkerchief.

Chechen Proverbs and Sayings (Noxçiyn Kicanaš)
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 14:47 | 4 Comments
Chechen Proverbs and Sayings (Noxçiyn Kicanaš)

Although humanity shares a common wisdom reflected in the proverbs and sayings of all nations, those of the peoples of the North Caucasus have their own paritcular value, stemming as they do from an ancient …

The Origins of Waynakh Dance
Monday, 17 Jan, 2011 – 18:57 | One Comment
The Origins of Waynakh Dance

Have you ever wondered why Waynakhs dance one way but not another way?

“Ragged Dreams” by Zura Itsmeolord
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2010 – 14:53 | No Comment
“Ragged Dreams” by Zura Itsmeolord

Dreams will stimulate my mind, and I’m trying to understand the state of internal and external peace, they find a direct reference to past and future. I do not have Present Time. I stayed …

The Formation of Collective Identity
Wednesday, 10 Nov, 2010 – 21:14 | 2 Comments
The Formation of Collective Identity

In this age of information technology and artificial intelligence problem of the formation of collective and national identity came to the fore and became the subject of current research worldwide. It employed anthropologists, historians, philosophers, …

The City which is not Present on the Earth
Wednesday, 3 Nov, 2010 – 16:57 | One Comment
The City which is not Present on the Earth

The city which is not present on Earth! Did you hear of such? But I was there. The city of my love died. I went for a walk on the stranger for me streets of …

Three Brothers (Qo Vaša)
Friday, 30 Jul, 2010 – 21:00 | No Comment
Three Brothers (Qo Vaša)

In an old saklia (hut) there lived a poor man. He had three sons. Together they went to the mountains and brought down wood for the prince.

Chechen Myth: “Pxharmat”
Monday, 14 Jun, 2010 – 19:11 | No Comment
Chechen Myth: “Pxharmat”

This myth was written down in 1937 in Itumqälla by Axhmad Suleymanov from Sulim Murtazaliyev who told it by heart.

A Story by Tamara Islamova: Nassipat
Monday, 31 May, 2010 – 20:56 | No Comment
A Story by Tamara Islamova: Nassipat

This is a reconstruction of the story, passed down by word of mouth, of how my ancestor survived our turbulent past, and how history lives on.

Apti Bisultanov: Exiled in Berlin
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2010 – 19:49 | No Comment
Apti Bisultanov: Exiled in Berlin

Apti Bisultanov experiments with both traditional Chechen literary genres and free verse. Bisultanov, who has fought as a partisan in Chechnya, is of the opinion that religion and poetry cannot be kept apart.

Son of the Mountain Folk by Raisa Akhmadova
Tuesday, 3 Nov, 2009 – 16:10 | One Comment
Son of the Mountain Folk by Raisa Akhmadova

It is hard to convey the power of his dancing in words. People call him the “Chaliapin of the dance”, “Paganini of the dance”, “Stradivarius ıf the dance”, and it isn not surprising. Everywhere people …

Dresses of Vainakh Women (Late 19th Early 20th Centuries)
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 15:18 | One Comment
Dresses of Vainakh Women (Late 19th Early 20th Centuries)

The monograph by historian Dr. Lechi Garsaev, is the first work devoted to Vainakh women’s clothes. It is based on real dresses, which are being compared with those worn by people of neighbouring regions.

The Wedding Rites
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 – 8:46 | 2 Comments
The Wedding Rites

The Chechen word for “wedding” is translated as “play.” Wedding stands for a succession of live shows, singing, dancing, muiscal and pantomime numbers.

The Chechen Character: “Nokhchallah”
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 9:39 | No Comment
The Chechen Character: “Nokhchallah”

The word “Nokhchallah” does not lend itself to translation. But it may and must be explained. “Nokhcho” stands for Chechen. “Nokhchallah” brings together all the specific properties of the Chechen character.  It implies a whole …

The Etiquette of Chechen Marriage Customs
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 19:34 | No Comment
The Etiquette of Chechen Marriage Customs

The traditional Chechen marriage ceremony, like their other folk customs has always been in its secretive cohesion. It included sing-songs, dance, music, pantomime and narration, which altogether produced a whole spectacle.

Mutual aid and Assistance in Chechen Culture
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 0:00 | No Comment
Mutual aid and Assistance in Chechen Culture

The first thing a Chechen asks on meeting anyone is “How is your family? Are all of them safe and sound?” A well-mannered person will inquire, before taking leave, if there is “anything he could …

Inside the family in Chechen Culture
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 23:52 | No Comment
Inside the family in Chechen Culture

Respect of elders. Every Chechen family, without a single exception, respects and cares about the elder generations of its members, in particular about the parents.